Finding the best CBD fitness product for you

Finding the best CBD fitness product for you

What was your first CBD product? Chances are it was either a CBD oil, or a CBD balm—maybe even a CBD e-liquid if you’re a vaper! At this early stage in the CBD market, most options are built solely around being CBD. With our fitness range, Active, we set out to change that. 

We were confident in the quality of our hemp extract, and our premium extraction processes, so we moved forward with one question in mind: how can we best optimise our existing products? The answer was to specialise. Given the number of fitness professionals already using CBD as part of the routine, creating a sports-dedicated range was the obvious next step. 

In this piece we’ll give you an overview of CBD, before delving into its relevance to fitness, and the best way to decide on a fitness-based CBD product. Whether you’re new to CBD or not, we’ve got the answers you need. 

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What is CBD?

If you’re totally new to the idea of CBD, everything we’ve said so far might be quite confusing. So let’s start again with the basics. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound that’s extracted from the hemp plant. It has a good safety profile, and won’t get you high—in fact, it’s not psychotropic at all. 

There are now over 1.6 million CBD users in the UK, in part because of how versatile the plant extract is. You can use it in CBD oils, CBD balms, and CBD creams—all of which we offer in our CBD shop right now! But what does it have to do with fitness?

Starting our CBD fitness journey

You may have seen athletes and personal trainers using CBD oils on Instagram or in the gym, but where it all started with us was our CBD Muscle Balm. We’re always engaging with our users, and one of the early pieces of feedback we received was that our CBD balm was being used frequently alongside exercise. 

In fact, a high proportion of the positive feedback we received early on was directed at our balm. By engaging with those fitness professionals (one of whom became a direct consultant, Ben Noy) we recognised that what elevated our CBD Muscle Balm, was that it was a strong balm without the CBD. CBD is a great collaborator—so we decided to experiment with more active ingredients.

CBD fitness and the right ingredients

The benefits of speaking to a range of users, from peak-fitness athletes, to everyday joggers, enabled us to create a range that hit the needs of everyone. What we found was that users wanted a different effect from their existing supplements depending on when they took them—obvious if you think about it really. 

That’s where the idea for our fitness timeline came in. Before designing each of our five core Active products we figured out the usual routine of a regular exerciser, and came out with the diagram below. Then, we named our four CBD oils after each of those four main steps, with our CBD Muscle Rub as key essential support. 

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Our CBD fitness range

So, with our fitness timeline in place, we then set about choosing key, well-respected industry ingredients to make each of these products standalone as great fitness supplements. Discover why every part of our Active range is so essential below. 

CBD Boost Drops

The first step in your fitness routine is covered by our CBD Boost Drops. As the name suggests, each of the feature ingredients we’ve chosen has one purpose in mind: a big boost each morning!

Flavour: Orange

Strengths: 500mg, 1000mg, 2000mg


  • Works great taken as a pre-workout kickstart
  • Includes vitamin B12, known for stimulating energy-yielding metabolism and reducing tiredness and fatigue

CBD Focus Drops

Step two in our Active routine comes with our CBD Focus Drops. Great for a workout, or if you just want to knuckle down and get some work done. 

Flavour: Lime

Strengths: 500mg, 1000mg, 2000mg


  • Perfect as a mid-workout support (and for mental activities too!)
  • Includes vitamin A, renowned for maintaining your iron metabolism

CBD Recover Drops

Been at the gym all morning? Then these CBD Recover Drops are the one for you. With all natural ingredients, this is a great way to support your body. 

Flavour: Lemon

Strengths: 500mg, 1000mg, 2000mg


  • Supports the body when taken immediately after a workout
  • Includes vitamin D3 to maintain muscle, bone and immune system function 
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CBD Relax Drops

The final step in our Active routine is all about cooling off. Our CBD Relax Drops will help you unwind after a taxing day; either in the gym or in the office!

Flavour: Cherry

Strengths: 500mg, 1000mg, 2000mg


  • A great way to help your body relax naturally
  • Includes lemon balm, an antioxidant that contributes to a good, calm rest

CBD Muscle Rub

But wait! We’ve saved the best for last. Our CBD Muscle Rub doesn’t fit on the timeline, because it should be taken whenever you need it! A great support for any fitness regimen. 

Scent: Natural

Strengths: 300mg


  • Portable and easily-absorbed, so it’s great for the gym
  • Includes argan oil, eucalyptus oil and lavender to promote natural support

Learning more about CBD

Whether you use CBD everyday, are a fitness nut, or just have no clue where to start, Vitality CBD has you covered. Why not check out our CBD shop, and explore our options; ranging from CBD oils, to CBD cosmetics and CBD rubs

Got any queries about CBD and its safety? Then give our team of CBD experts a shout! We’re online Monday-Friday 9-5pm, so drop us a line on our CBD contact page, or pop into the live chat. It’s in the bottom right corner of every single page!